Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces First Legislation; Bill to Punish “Cyber-Bullies”

(Sacramento) – In a move to update state law dealing with student bullying, on and off of the school campus, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced as her first legislative proposal, Assembly Bill 256.

Current law defines bullying as harassment or threats that are used to intimidate students, disrupt the classroom, invade the right of the students and create a hostile educational environment.  Students in grades 4-12 who perpetrate such behavior can be suspended or expelled if the bullying occurs while traveling to and from school, on campus during school hours or during or traveling to a school sponsored activity.